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In Which Angry Lions Eat My Relatives

A question: Are bad events easier to remember?

Closeup picture of lion’s face
Photo by Luke Tanis on Unsplash

I’ve been pondering a question lately: why is it I have such strong memories of negative events, and so few positive or neutral memories?

Is this phenomenon my own natural pessimism? Or is it a function of the strength of the memories?

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers